Aghaviller Parish Newsletter 26th. and 27th. December 2015



(Hugginstown and Stoneyford Churches)

“Feast of the Holy Family – Jesus, Mary and Joseph”

Priests of the Parish:

Liam Cassin Telephone:             056 776 8693      or      Mobile 087 231 2354

Peter Hoyne Telephone: 056 776 8678      or      Mobile 086 373 8492

Mass Times in Aghaviller Parish:     Monday 28th. December to Sunday 3rd. January.

Hugginstown:    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 9.30a.m.          

                        Vigil on Saturday 2nd. at 8.00p.m.;      Sunday 3rd. at 11.00a.m.

Stoneyford:                   Wednesday and Friday at 7.00p.m.

                       Vigil on Saturday 2nd. at 6.30p.m.;      Sunday 3rd. at 10.00a.m.

Monday 28th.     Feast of The Holy Innocents.

Friday 1st.         Feast of Mary, the Mother of God. –   World Day of Peace.

Saturday 2nd.     Feast of St. Basil the Great and St. Gregory Nazianzen

Anniversaries:   Alfred Malzard, Stoneyford.  Mass in Stoneyford Church on Sunday 27th. December at 10.00a.m.

Rota for next week-end: 2nd. and 3rd. January 2016.  (Second Sunday after Christmas)


Stoneyford:         Saturday 6.30p.m. Catherina Roche. Sunday 10.00a.m. Fred Malzard

Hugginstown:     Saturday 8.00p.m. Catherine Dwyer: Sunday 11.00a.m. Deirdre Rohan

Eucharistic Ministers:

Stoneyford:         Saturday 6.30p.m. Maria Reid;      Sunday 10.00a.m. T. J. Mills

Hugginstown:     Saturday 8.00p.m. Nancy Hearne;   Sunday 11.00a.m. Mary Murphy.

Anniversary Masses next weekend:

In Stoneyford Church on Saturday 2nd. January at 6.30p.m.   –   Catherine Sheehan, Stonecarthy.

In Hugginstown Church on Saturday 2nd. January at 8.00p.m.   – Katie, Cissie and Tommy Delahunty

Marian Devotion; (The Prayer of Mary)

The Rosary and Prayers will be recited on Tuesday 29th. in Stoneyford Church at 7.00p.m.

The Rosary and Prayers will be recited on Thursday 31st. in Hugginstown Church at 7.30p.m


Congratulations to Sadhbh Josephine O’Shea, Harristown and her parents Mairead and Patrick.

Sadhbh was baptised in Hugginstown Church on Saturday 19th. December.

Be Safe at all times:

If you are leaving your home even for a short time, do lock all external doors and windows. Make sure all candles and naked lights are out before you leave or before you retire to bed. Be extra careful on the roads over the New Year Celebrations and do show care for others. With the new ‘Text Alert’ in operation please be vigilant and always be aware there is always the Gardaí close at hand.


Many thanks to all the Children; Parents; Teachers; Musicians; Choirs; Readers; Eucharistic Ministers; Servers and others who prepared the Christmas Masses: and to all who cleaned and decorated the Churches in the Parish for the Christmas Season and throughout the year. Thanks to all who erected the Cribs; donated flowers and Christmas trees etc. A sincere thanks and appreciation to all.


Bingo Session in the Community Centre, Stoneyford on every Tuesday at 8.30p.m

Dates to Remember for 2016:

First Holy Communion:

The Family Masses in preparation for First Holy Communion will be celebrated on:

23rd. January;      20th. February;    12th. March;       9th. April.

First Holy Communion 2016.

For Stoneyford School on Sunday 24th. April in Stoneyford Church at 11.00a.m.

For Monroe/Newmarket Schools on Sunday 29th. May in Hugginstown Church at 11.00a.m.

Confirmation 2016

Confirmation Retreat for Newmarket and Monroe Schools on Wednesday 20th. January.

Confirmation Retreat for Stoneyford School on Tuesday 26th. January.

Confirmation Ceremony in Hugginstown Church on Sunday 7th. February at 11.00a.m.

Christmas Offerings 2015:

Many thanks for your very generous contributions to the Christmas Offerings over the Christmas period. These Offerings are for the support of the priests working and retired within the Diocese of Ossory. Extra Envelopes for the Offerings can be collected in the Church Porch, and your contributions may be handed in during the coming weeks.

Lotto Results:

Draw: Monday 21st. December 2015          Numbers: 15; 25; 22.   Bonus No: 28.

No Match 3 Winner:     No Match 4 Winner                   No Jackpot Winner:

€50.00 Winners:   Lucy & Lisa McBride, Hugginstown       Jim Butler, Lismatigue;

€30.00 Winners:            Michael Irish, Hugginstown;         Tom Coogan, Coolmore

L.P.T. c/o James Irish;     ? Mulcahy, c/o Eamon Irish;         Johnny Maher, Boolyglass.

3 Sellers €15.00 each:     Pat Dwyer;         Eamon Irish;       James Irish;

Next week: Match 3: €1,000.00;    Match 4: €2,000.00;                Jackpot: €9,000.00;

Next Draw on Monday 4th. January 2016.   Please submit returns by 8.30p.m.      Draw at 9.00p.m.

Carrickshock Camogie Club:

Carrickshock Camogie Club will be holding a Dinner Dance on the 16th. January 2016 to celebrate the Club’s success during 2015, in the Ormonde Hotel, Kilkenny. Drinks reception will take place from 7.00p.m. Dinner followed by DJ. Tickets can be bought from any of the Committee or Team Member.

The A.G.M. of Carrickshock Camogie Club will take place on Friday the 8th. January 2016 in Cleary’s Bar Hugginstown at 8.00p.m. Please find attached link to the agenda for the meeting and also the nomination forms for the Election of officers for 2016. Closing date for receipt of completed nomination forms is Tuesday 5th. January 2016. Completed nomination forms can be emailed to

Carrickshock G.A.A. Club:

Presentation of Junior A Hurling Medals will take place on Wednesday 30th. December in Malzards, Stoneyford at 8.00p.m.

All are welcome.


On the last Sunday of the Calendar Year, we celebrate the Feast of the Holy Family. On this feast day we ask God’s blessing on our own families and all their members to obtain for them the guidance of the Holy Family. We can learn lessons from the Holy Family: The Church encourages all Christian Families to look to the Holy Family for inspiration, example and encouragement. This was a model family in which both parents worked hard, helped each other, understood and accepted each other as God’s gifts, and raised their Son in human and Divine wisdom. The Catechism of the Catholic Church reminds parents that they have a grave responsibility to give good example to their children as the Holy Family did by creating a home where tenderness, forgiveness, respect and fidelity are the rule. 


All notices for the Newsletter to be left in by 5.00p.m. on Thursdays please.  

Contact: Telephone: 056 776 8693 or email





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